The ink of the scholar is more precious than the blood of martyrs.

The plumber's toilet always leaks.

Be thine enemy an ant see in him an elephant..

The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.

Vinegar that costs nothing is sweeter than honey.

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

You will reap whatever you sow.

Two watermelons cannot be held under one arm.

The earth has ears, the wind has a voice.

Who sows wind will reap a storm.

Drop by drop the lake is formed.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

Where there is activity, there is fertility.

A friend is one soul in two bodies.

Who gossips to you will gossip about you.

No rose without a thorn, or a love without a rival.

Two captains will sink the ship.

Man is his own mirror.

Drop by drop, it will make a pond.

One hour of justice is worth seventy hours of prayer.

Measure a thousand times, cut once.

Look at the mother before marrying the daughter.

If you speak the truth, keep a foot in the stirrup.

To believe a business impossible is the way to make it so.

One eats, another watches; that's how revolutions are born.

The fish stinks from the head.

If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.

None is so rich as to throw away a friend.

Your five year old son is your instructor; at ten your slave; at fifteen your equal and after that either friend or foe.

You should kiss the hand that you can't bend.

You may lie, but not too much.

You master, I master, who milking this cow?

You harvest what you sow.

You don't wash blood away with blood but with water.

You don't steal a bitter eggplant.

You don't have to know much to read, but you do to cook.

You cannot get into Paradise without a guide.

You cannot forge a good sword from bad iron.

You can tell a lion from where he dwells.

You can proclaim the truth also in a friendly way.

You can find no pomegranates on a willow tree, nor shame in the wicked.

Wormy beans will have blind buyers.

Without effort there is no food.

With talking the cheese ship won't move.

With gold I can buy things; with thinking I can understand things.

Winnowing is with the wind, wedding is with the people.

Wine that isn't paid for is drunk twice.

Whoever has the Seal, he is Solomon.